9. February 2012
Through its own research in 2011, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) identified an additional 1,322 Web sites operating out of compliance with United States federal and state pharmacy laws and practice standards, and posted these sites to the Not Recommended list on the NABP Web site. In all, NABP has found more than 8,400 Web sites – 96% of the total number of sites reviewed – to be out of compliance with pharmacy laws and practice standards established in the US to protect the public health.
Of the total 8,789 sites reviewed,… 266 (3.03%) appear to be potentially legitimate, ie, meet program criteria that could be verified solely by looking at the sites. Sixty-seven (0.76%) of the 8,789 reviewed sites have been accredited through NABP’s Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice SitesCM (VIPPS®) or Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice SitesCM (Vet-VIPPS®) programs, or approved through the NABP e-Advertiser ApprovalCM Program. The criteria against which NABP evaluates Internet drug outlets are provided in the appendix of this report.
HEARTLAND VETERINARY SUPPLY’S PHARMACY IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW ANIMAL PHARMACIES THAT IS OPERATING IN COMPLIANCE UNDER THE VET-VIPPS RULES AND REGULATIONS. When ordering online it is imparative that the pharmacy you are using is Vet-VIPPS accredited. To find accredited Pharmacies go to www.nabp.net The National Boards of Pharmacy Web Site and click on the Vet-VIPPS sites.